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Proposed prison closure concerns residents - Lamar Ledger

There are 8 comments on the Lamar Ledger story from Feb 22, 2011, titled Proposed prison closure concerns residents - Lamar Ledger. In it, Lamar Ledger reports that:

Las Animas Mayor Lawrence Sena and Bent County Commissioners Tom Wallace and Bill Long listen as representatives from the Colorado Department of Corrections list the reasons for the proposed closure of the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility Click photo to enlarge Las Animas Mayor Lawrence Sena and Bent County Commissioners Tom Wallace and Bill Long ...

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KTC

La Veta, CO

#1 Feb 22, 2011
Chickenpooper and the people in Denver do not care about southeastern Colorado! Most have no idea where; Las Animas, Lamar, Granada,& Holly is!
The salaries of all elected officials should be cut first! Most are overpaid!
Make up your mind

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2011
First, when a new prison is proposed for the area (that would bring in new jobs, and residents), tantrums are thrown because our little community is just too good to have a PRISON (gasp!) in our backyard. And now, Gov. Hickenlooper (or "Chickenpooper" as some literates will call him)proposes closing a prison and again, the area is up in arms. You can't have it both ways, folks. Either you wither away because you refuse any change that is proposed or you make your best effort to thrive with what is thrown at you. Maybe, instead of closing a prison, you would prefer to follow the lead of Detroit and close half of the schools?
areader

Eads, CO

#4 Feb 23, 2011
For everyone who supported the Tabor ammedment, your chickens are coming home to roost. The real purpose of Tabor is to ratchet down all public services and the economic benefits they bring. To fix the probem, Tabor needs to be repealed, but no one has the political courage to propose this.
really

Lamar, CO

#5 Feb 23, 2011
U R so so right....
agree

Denver, CO

#6 Feb 25, 2011
Make up your mind wrote:
First, when a new prison is proposed for the area (that would bring in new jobs, and residents), tantrums are thrown because our little community is just too good to have a PRISON (gasp!) in our backyard. And now, Gov. Hickenlooper (or "Chickenpooper" as some literates will call him)proposes closing a prison and again, the area is up in arms. You can't have it both ways, folks. Either you wither away because you refuse any change that is proposed or you make your best effort to thrive with what is thrown at you. Maybe, instead of closing a prison, you would prefer to follow the lead of Detroit and close half of the schools?
Yes, I recall the furor that was raised when a prison was proposed in the Lamar region. Now it's a lost opportunity.
RUKIDDINGME

Lamar, CO

#7 Feb 25, 2011
"We are not making decisions we like or we think are in the long-term best interest of Colorado," she said. <Roxane White, the governor`s chief of staff>

Very true,......you are NOT making decisions based on the long-term best interest of Colorado,"
Charles Conlan

Bonney Lake, WA

#8 Feb 26, 2011
Educate, Educate and Educate. It is a sin to make a living off the offender. It reminds me of Military might is always right and provides a job. Prisons are the last resort and should be replaced with schools before a person becomes an offender.
A community of care givers before a community of prison guards etc..
Sincerely,
Former staff member of a
State Prison.

Since: Aug 10

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#9 Feb 27, 2011
Charles Conlan wrote:
Educate, Educate and Educate. It is a sin to make a living off the offender. It reminds me of Military might is always right and provides a job. Prisons are the last resort and should be replaced with schools before a person becomes an offender.
A community of care givers before a community of prison guards etc..
Sincerely,
Former staff member of a
State Prison.
What are we going to do with approx. 65 per cent that
have no desire to become reformed?

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